Things have turned around for Giannis Antetokounmpo lately
Seven games ago, thanks in large part to the Bucks disappointing season to-date. Head Coach Jason Kidd made a move he’d been considering since the 2014 NBA Summer League. He decided to make the 6-11 Giannis Antetokounmpo his point guard.
Prior to the move, Antetokounmpo had zero career triple-doubles.
Seven games later, he has 3.
Antetokounmpo notched his third triple-double of the season last night in an 8-point loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
His stats last night: 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals and 4 blocks with a 5-1 assist/turnover ratio.
Over his last 7 games: 20.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 8.7 assists, 2.1 steals and 2.2 blocks a night.
We’re talking about a 6-11 21-year-old who’s still figuring things out.
Kudos to Jason Kidd for making a bold move and defying convention thinking. It’s certainly paying off for him.
“The Greek Freak” is earning his nickname.
This also happened last night: